Velux 5 Oceans
The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the original single-handed round the world yacht race. Contested every four years since 1982, previously under the titles of ‘BOC Challenge’ and ‘Around Alone’, the race is the longest and toughest event for any individual in any sport.
The Velux 5 Oceans Race represents the ultimate solo challenge - racing around the world's oceans single-handed. Frequently described as the maritime equivalent of scaling Everest, while over 15,000 people are estimated to have climbed Everest, only 163 have sailed around the world single-handed. The ultimate in human endeavour, only 90 people have so far completed this race.
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